We believe sustainability is about value. As representatives for our investors, this means enhancing economic value; but as members of families, communities and the natural environment, sustainability involves a broader definition of value. Starting with remediation to protect human health and the environment, followed by thoughtful, sustainable redevelopment, we seek to make a real difference in the communities where we work.
Every Cherokee employee works to incorporate sustainability principles into our redevelopment projects, guided by a core team of specialists in land planning, high-performance building and natural resource management. We work together with our public partners and stakeholders to implement efficient, context-sensitive redevelopment plans that help communities create their desired future. We believe that our commitment to sustainable redevelopment will prove to be a long-term competitive advantage as demand increases for high-value, healthy, quality places to live, work and play.
Cherokee's real estate investments include sites that vary in size, location and redevelopment potential. Regardless of a particular site's attributes, we employ a consistent, collaborative process to define and achieve sustainable outcomes.
Cherokee’s Annual Sustainability Report
Cherokee's Sustainability Guidelines
Our guidelines clearly define sustainability at Cherokee and hinge on seven best practices...
Cherokee’s Sustainability Advisory Council
Cherokee established a Sustainability Advisory Council to ensure that we stay on top of advancements in the field and execute our decisions in the most sound, forward-thinking manner...
Sustainability Advisory Council Spring 2008 Monograph
Published summary of spring meeting
LEED Platinum Project
Cherokee’s corporate headquarters received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system...
Cherokee’s increased focus on the built environment has led us to implement sustainable design measures at our sites, including green building. Our commitment to positively influencing the built environment is embodied in the Mainstream GreenHome™...
View the GreenHome Summary Video